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Atenveldt Submissions (excerpted from the S.C.A. College of Arms' Letters of Acceptance and Return)

The following submissions were registered by the SCA College of Arms at its August 2011 meetings:

Cáelinn ingen Chatháin. Device. Per chevron argent and vert, two axes in saltire and a rapier inverted counterchanged.

This device is not in conflict with the badge of Illuminada Eugenia de Guadalupe y Godoy, Vert, chape ploye argent, an axe bendwise sinister vert charged on the blade with a mullet Or, a chalice vert, banded Or, and a unicorn couchant argent, armed and gorged of a collar Or. There is one CD for the change in type of at least half the primary charges, and one CD for removal of the tertiary charge.

Griffin Val Drummond. Reblazon of device. Per pale purpure and azure, a griffin segreant maintaining in its dexter talon a morgenstern and in its sinister talon a targe argent charged with a tower azure.

Reblazoned in December 2006 as Per pale purpure and azure, a griffin segreant argent, maintaining in its dexter talon a morgenstern, and in its sinister talon a targe charged with a tower azure, we are clarifying the tincture of the maintained charges.

Helena de Argentoune. Transfer of alternate name Helena Handbasket to Helena Greenwood.

This transfer was pended from the June 2011 LoAR in order to give time for the acceptance of transfer to appear.

Honour Grenehart. Alternate name Umm Sitt al-Jami' `Ismat al-Nabila.

The Letter of Intent asks for clarification on the registerability of the byname al-Nabil(a), which means "honorable, highborn." This byname is not presumptuous.

While many people use "honorable" as a modifier for the protected terms "lord" and "lady", the term "honorable" is not itself a protected claim to rank (in English or in any other language). It was used broadly in period to describe people of a variety of positions, including people who were gentry; "high-born" implies the same rank.

In June of 2003, Laurel ruled that: [Existing] precedent implies that a simple claim of the status of gentry, no higher, is acceptable for registration. Therefore, the submitted name is registerable as it claims a status no higher than gentry. As this name similarly claims a status no higher than gentry, it too can be registered. We note that if this were a claim to rank, it would not be allowed whatever the submitter's personal rank. The current rules do not allow any claims to rank, earned or not, to made in names.

Kendrick MacBain. Device. Per bend sinister Or and vert, a wooden stick shuttle bendwise sinister proper and an awl bendwise sinister point to base argent.

Randolph Caparulo. Device. Per pale and chevronelly inverted Or and azure.

Nice device!

Stella della Luna. Name and device. Purpure mullety, a schnecke issuant from sinister Or.

This device does not conflict with the device of Alexander ben Avram, Purpure, a schnecke issuant from sinister chief, in dexter chief a mullet of six points Or. There is a CD for the change in number of secondary charges. There is an additional CD for the change of the orientation of the schnecke, from issuing from chief to issuing from sinister.

The use of a schnecke with a secondary charge is a step from period practice.

The following submission was returned by the College of Arms for further work, August 2011:

Victoria of the Vales of Barnsdale. Augmentation of arms. Or, an insect-winged naked woman passant, wings chased, azure, and as an augmentation on a canton azure in pale a coronet and a sun in his glory within an orle Or.

The submitter is a viscountess, and thus entitled to the display of a coronet.

As this augmentation appears to be an independent display of armory, it must be conflict checked as such. It is therefore in conflict with the device of AEthelinda Longa, Azure, in pale a seax fesswise inverted reversed and an escallop, within an orle Or; there is one CD for the change of type of primary charges, but as AEthelinda's device has more than two types of charges on the field, it is not simple and can not be cleared by substantial difference of the primary charge group using Section X.2 of the Rules for Submissions.

The submitter is recommended to use one of the badges already registered to Atenveldt as her augmentation, presuming she would be able to get permission from the Crown. For instance, both the badges Per fess azure and argent, in canton a sun Or (the Kingdom Ensign) and Per pale argent and azure, a sun in his splendor [Or] would work. If she desires to use a coronet in the augmentation, it is suggested that she put the coronet on the head of the primary charge.

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